Vancouver's Westward Music Festivals Delays All Shows to 2022
The organizers are hoping to "reschedule as many shows as possible"
Published Aug 31, 2021Vancouver's Westward Music Festival was due to begin in just eight days, but the organizers have now delayed all events to 2022.
An announcement from Westward doesn't explicitly say the festival has been cancelled. Rather, the organizers are "currently working on rescheduling as many shows as possible." All of the shows were individually ticketed, and it remains to be seen which ones will be rescheduled and which ones will be cancelled outright.
It's not clear when the shows will be rebooked for, but the announcement notes, "We look forward to seeing you safely in 2022."
Westward Music Festival's planned 2021 lineup had been due to include Haviah Mighty, Chad VanGaalen, Sylo Nozra, Hotel Mira, NADUH, IAMTHELIVING & Teon Gibbs, So Loki, Night Lovell, Nyssa, bbno$, Bryce Vine and more. It's run by MRG Live and was due to take place across a range of Vancouver venues, including the Vogue Theatre, Biltmore Cabaret, Imperial and Fox Cabaret.
See the announcement below.
🚨 Update on Westward Festival 2021. 🚨— Westward Music Fest (@westwardfest) August 31, 2021
Customers will be reached out to soon. Stay safe everyone. 💙 pic.twitter.com/6mjnawgEAB
British Columbia is currently in the midst of a fourth wave of coronavirus. On Friday (August 27), the province announced 867 new infections — the highest case count since April.